Shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western leaders announced sanctions against Russia.
Several countries have already imposed sanctions on Russian banks and other financial institutions, as well as top Russian officials.
The United Kingdom has confiscated the assets of five Russian banks and excluded them from the UK economy.
Similar economic sanctions have been imposed by Australia, Canada and Japan. The United States has announced that it will suspend exports of high-tech equipment to Russia. However, no country has said it will send troops to Ukraine at this time in direct support.
The United States has announced plans to send 7,000 more troops to Europe. They say troops have been deployed in Germany to reassure NATO allies.
The Prime Minister of Canada has stated that he will send 460 troops to the NATO mission in Eastern Europe. However, they did not say whether Canada was considering sending military aid to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, anti-war demonstrations and processions in support of Ukraine have taken place in various European cities as well as in many Russian cities.
At least 700 people have been arrested in Russia for taking part in anti-war protests.